"We then, as workers together
with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God
in vain." 2 Cor. 6:1
We are workers!
(Jam. 2:14-26; Phi. 2:12) Notice
some things about our work:
We Are to have
a Mind to Work.
"So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together
unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work."
God Created Us to Work.
Gen. 2:15 "And the Lord God
took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and
to keep it."
Gen. 3:19 "In the sweat of thy
face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for
out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt
1 The. 4:11 "And that ye study
to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your
own hands, as we commanded you;"
We Are to Work Now.
"I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is
day: the night cometh, when no man can work."
If we fail to do the work at the present
opportunities that are here will pass.
We Are to Work with All Our Abilities.
Rom. 12:6-8 "Having then gifts
differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy,
let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry,
let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do
it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth
mercy, with cheerfulness."
The ASV has:
"And having gifts differing according
to the grace that was given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy
according to the proportion of our faith; or ministry, let us give
ourselves to our ministry; or he that teacheth, to his teaching;
or he that exhorteth, to his exhorting: he that giveth, let him
do it with liberality; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that showeth
mercy, with cheerfulness."
We Are to Work
"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might;
for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in
the grave, whither thou goest."
Rom. 12:11 "Not slothful in
business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;"
Col. 3:23 "And whatsoever ye
do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;"
We Should Work
1 Cor. 3:6
"I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase."
We must have the same mind to work together.
1 Cor. 1:10 "Now I beseech you,
brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak
the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that
ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same
Phi. 2:2 "Fulfil ye my joy,
that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord,
of one mind."
let us determine to work together with God.
by Michael Hatcher
Labor for the Lord is
labor of love. I Thessalonians 1:3
labor not in vain. I Corinthians 15:58
labor known by Christ. Revelation
labor God does not forget. Hebrews
labor which is to be done together. I
labor for eternal things. Colossians
labor which is to reward. I Corinthians
labor done to be accepted by Him. II
labor which doesnt have an end. Luke
The sign in the store window read:
As two men passed by, one said to
the other, You should apply youd be great.